Monthly Archives: September 2015

Stop Looking Just at Europe. There’s a Migration Crisis Everywhere. | Mother Jones

Where the world’s refugees come from—and where they’re going. Source: Stop Looking Just at Europe. There’s a Migration Crisis Everywhere. | Mother Jones

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China’s military advisers ‘heading to Syria to help fight ISIS’ – report — RT News

China will be helping out the Syrian government in the fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) by sending “military advisers,” media reports have claimed. Source: China’s military advisers ‘heading to Syria to help fight ISIS’ – report — RT … Continue reading

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Syria? Ukraine? Isis? Blame it all on the west’s rampant ‘egotism’, Putin says | World news | The Guardian

Russian president’s speech covered little new ground but intensified criticism of the US over the rise of the Islamic State and chaos in the Middle East Source: Syria? Ukraine? Isis? Blame it all on the west’s rampant ‘egotism’, Putin says … Continue reading

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Iran’s Rouhani calls for ‘united front’ against extremists – Your Middle East

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday called for a united front to fight extremists in the Middle East and said Tehran was ready to help “bring about democrac Source: Iran’s Rouhani calls for ‘united front’ against extremists – Your Middle … Continue reading

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Syria crisis: Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin spar over fate of Bashar al-Assad in duelling UN speeches – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Russian president Putin and his US counterpart spar over the crisis in Syria in duelling UN speeches. Source: Syria crisis: Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin spar over fate of Bashar al-Assad in duelling UN speeches – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting … Continue reading

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Michele Bachmann Introduces Lie About Drowned Syrian Boy | Crooks and Liars

Because why not? Source: Michele Bachmann Introduces Lie About Drowned Syrian Boy | Crooks and Liars

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Syrians fear Assad will retain power as West seeks deal to end violence – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

As Western countries scramble to seek a deal to end the violence in war-torn Syria, some fear what may happen if embattled leader Bashar al-Assad retains power. Source: Syrians fear Assad will retain power as West seeks deal to end … Continue reading

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Solemn, Reflective Tony Abbott Wondering If He Should’ve Said Death Cult More

By The Shovel on September 28, 2015 Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott was today reflecting on the occasions he had the opportunity to say Death Cult but didn’t. “It’s those ‘if only’s’ and ‘what ifs’ that go through your mind,” … Continue reading

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Who needs a UN special rapporteur when we have Transfield’s incident reporting protocol? The impact of the Border Force Act is greatly overstated. Transfield encourages all employees to report abuse. They can write their concerns on a rock, for example

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Syria conflict: Russia wants ‘co-ordination’ against IS – BBC News

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he wants “a co-ordinating structure” to fight Islamic State, as world leaders gather at the UN to discuss the issue. Source: Syria conflict: Russia wants ‘co-ordination’ against IS – BBC News

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Report: 30,000 Foreign ISIS Recruits in Syria — News from Antiwar.com

Report: 30,000 Foreign ISIS Recruits in Syria | Border crackdowns not keeping recruits from getting to caliphate Source: Report: 30,000 Foreign ISIS Recruits in Syria — News from Antiwar.com

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The Beginning of the End for Trump: His Sarah Palin Moment | Arianna Huffington

There comes a moment in the political life of every big-personality, more-sizzle-than-steak candidate when they step across the line of legitimacy, even for media addicted to the high ratings these candidate-entertainers provide. That moment for Sarah Palin was her Katie … Continue reading

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Climate sceptic Maurice Newman not reappointed as government adviser | Australia news | The Guardian

    Newman, whose term as chairman of PM’s business advisory council has expired, repeatedly questioned climate science in columns for the Australian Source: Climate sceptic Maurice Newman not reappointed as government adviser | Australia news | The Guardian

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Julie Bishop’s Epiphany on the Road to Damascus – » The Australian Independent Media Network

It comes as welcome news that Australia is set to abandon its opposition to Bashar al-Assad as part of a durable peace settlement in Syria. The recent military escalation by Russia and reported sightings of Chinese war ships in the … Continue reading

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Four Lies In 14 Minutes: Josh Frydenberg And His Andrew Bolt Report Porkies | newmatilda.com

  Appropriately dubbed the “new Mr Coal” by an excited Andrew Bolt on his weekly Channel Ten slot yesterday, the new Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, Josh Frydenberg averaged a lie every 3.5 minutes as he raked over … Continue reading

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Leadership change sparks civil war at News Corp | The Saturday Paper

The commentators who thought Tony Abbott was their champion are desperately looking for relevance after the coup. Source: Leadership change sparks civil war at News Corp | The Saturday Paper

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Victoria is the place to be as Australia’s population growth slows | Greg Jericho | Business | The Guardian

The end of the mining boom means fewer migrants coming to Australia in search of work, and interstate migration shifting away from WA Source: Victoria is the place to be as Australia’s population growth slows | Greg Jericho | Business … Continue reading

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The Turnbull Government’s first week

Events have conspired against Malcolm Turnbull in his first week in power in a way that may be irredeemable, writes Bob Ellis. Source: The Turnbull Government’s first week

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She’s back – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Sophie Mirabella has won preselection for Indi. Does she deserve a second chance? When Tony Windsor was leaving politics, he said on Insiders that Mrs Mirabella was the person he would miss least in politics, bestowing upon her the “nasty … Continue reading

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Coalition government appoints its political friends and colleagues to boards

Every government does it, and every opposition rails against it. Appointing political fellow-travellers and ex-colleagues to government boards is common practice in Australia. Source: Coalition government appoints its political friends and colleagues to boards

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This week we learned how VW’s secret extremely clever software reduces harmful engine emissions The vehicles could tell when their emissions were being monitored and stop emitting toxic nitrogen oxides. How is that for innovation!

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Russia, Iran, Iraq & Syria setting up ‘joint information center’ to coordinate anti-ISIS operations — RT News

Russia, Iran, Iraq and Syria have agreed to establish a joint information center in Baghdad to coordinate their operations against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) militants, according to sources. Source: Russia, Iran, Iraq & Syria setting up ‘joint information center’ … Continue reading

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Vladimir Putin bids for major world role as his forces move into Syria | World news | The Guardian

Last week satellite images revealed Russia’s military expansion in Syria, with deployments of troops, tanks and warplanes. Now western governments are scrambling to respond to the shift in power in the Middle East Source: Vladimir Putin bids for major world … Continue reading

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Time to imagine: From ‘Disaster Capitalism’ to a system of our own — RT Op-Edge

Since the founding of the United States, generations have been inculcated with the belief that capitalism is the only acceptable method of economic organization. Isn’t it time for a radical change of thinking? Source: Time to imagine: From ‘Disaster Capitalism’ … Continue reading

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VW lost the plot. But that’s the danger when business lacks social moorings | Will Hutton | Comment is free | The Guardian

VW’s existential crisis has revealed the weaknesses inherent in western economies. Change must now happen Source: VW lost the plot. But that’s the danger when business lacks social moorings | Will Hutton | Comment is free | The Guardian

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft’s Bill Gates make bid for universal internet access by 2020 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates support a goal to bring internet access to everyone in the world by 2020. Source: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft’s Bill Gates make bid for universal internet access by 2020 – … Continue reading

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How middle Australia is being squeezed

Feeling the pinch? You’re neither imagining it nor are you alone. Middle Australia is doing it tough. Source: How middle Australia is being squeezed

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Doors open under new PM as Julie Bishop attends UN General Assembly

Doors firmly closed with Tony Abbott as Prime Minister have mysteriously swung open. Source: Doors open under new PM as Julie Bishop attends UN General Assembly

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Tackle the detention disgrace, Mr Turnbull

The new Prime Minister says he’s concerned about what’s happening on Manus Island and Nauru. He should do something about it. Source: Tackle the detention disgrace, Mr Turnbull

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UN cancels Australia visit over Border Force laws

The United Nations has postponed a planned visit to Australia because the federal government has failed to guarantee no one would be charged or intimidated for talking to its special rapporteur about asylum seekers and migrants. Source: UN cancels Australia … Continue reading

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10 Best Satirical Campaigns for President of the United States – Truthdig

Source: 10 Best Satirical Campaigns for President of the United States – Truthdig

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Here’s How Much Pollution Volkswagen’s Smog Scandal Produced | Mother Jones

According to some back-of-the-envelope estimates. Source: Here’s How Much Pollution Volkswagen’s Smog Scandal Produced | Mother Jones

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Has the Israel lobby really lost its mojo? | The Electronic Intifada

Despite tensions on Iran, Benjamin Netanyahu will collect a check for more military aid to Israel when he visits Washington in November. Source: Has the Israel lobby really lost its mojo? | The Electronic Intifada

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What Trump and Carson Get Wrong: Islam Is as American as Apple Pie | It is in Australia as well but you wouldn’t think so.

Not content with alienating single women, Latinos and the LGBT community, the two front-runners for the Republican nomination indulged in some naked Islamophobia this past week. Source: What Trump and Carson Get Wrong: Islam Is as American as Apple Pie … Continue reading

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Long Before the Refugee Crisis, the World’s Powers Had Failed the People of Syria | The Nation

More than two weeks have passed since the lifeless body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed ashore on a Turkish beach, forcing the world to confront the tide of Syrian asylum seekers massing at Europe’s borders. Source: Long Before the Refugee Crisis, the … Continue reading

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Why Israelis can burn Palestinians alive and get away with it | The Electronic Intifada

New short documentary includes testimony from eyewitness to attack that killed baby sleeping in his home. Source: Why Israelis can burn Palestinians alive and get away with it | The Electronic Intifada

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Israeli arms fuel atrocities in Africa | The Electronic Intifada

Weapons sales from Israel to Africa rose by 40 percent in 2014. Source: Israeli arms fuel atrocities in Africa | The Electronic Intifada

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Reykjavík wasn’t ready for “brutal” Zionist backlash, says Israel boycott author | The Electronic Intifada

But Björk Vilhelmsdóttir sees a silver lining in controversy over shortlived Israel boycott by Iceland’s capital. Source: Reykjavík wasn’t ready for “brutal” Zionist backlash, says Israel boycott author | The Electronic Intifada

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Halal Linked To Terrorism By Complex Series Of Imaginary Connections In Cory Bernardi’s Head, Enquiry Finds

By The Shovel on September 25, 2015 Money raised from halal certification passes through a network of intricate pathways in South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi’s brain, before re-appearing weeks later as a fully-formed conspiracy theory. That’s the finding of a … Continue reading

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Over 700 Trampled To Death While In Route To Throw Rocks At Larger, More Substantial Rocks

MINA – (CT&P) – CNN is reporting that over 700 religious kooks were trampled to death and over 900 were injured yesterday in a stampede during the annual “stoning the Devil” ritual in the tent city of Mina, about two … Continue reading

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Fox’s Roger Ailes And Trump To Hold Peace Talks – Again – NewsHounds

Source: Fox’s Roger Ailes And Trump To Hold Peace Talks – Again – NewsHounds

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Slogans versus facts on boat arrivals (Part 1)

Source: Slogans versus facts on boat arrivals (Part 1)

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Slogans versus facts on boat arrivals (Part 2)

Source: Slogans versus facts on boat arrivals (Part 2)

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Pope addresses US Congress: Presidential candidates react to speech with cheers and tears – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

US presidential candidates react to Pope Francis’s historic address to the US Congress with cheers and tears. Source: Pope addresses US Congress: Presidential candidates react to speech with cheers and tears – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Fact check scorecard: How does Tony Abbott’s record of claims and promises stack up? – Fact Check – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Now that Tony Abbott’s time as prime minister and leader of the Liberal Party is over, how does his record of claims and promises stack up? Source: Fact check scorecard: How does Tony Abbott’s record of claims and promises stack … Continue reading

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One in five large private companies paid no tax last year: ATO

One in five privately-owned companies with revenues in excess of $100 million paid no tax last year, the Australian Tax Office has revealed. Source: One in five large private companies paid no tax last year: ATO

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ABC hopes for funding boost as Malcolm Turnbull ends ‘culture wars’

The ABC is hopeful the instillation of Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister will allow it to claw back some of the $250 million slashed from the broadcaster last year as tension between the government and broadcaster cools off. Source: ABC … Continue reading

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Peta Credlin’s treatment by government MPs was sexist: Bill Shorten

Tony Abbott’s chief of staff Peta Credlin was the victim of a sexist attack for being a strong woman, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has said as he fired a shot at “gutless” Coalition MPs who have blamed Ms Credlin for … Continue reading

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